‘Don’t have oral sex, your mouth’s for eating’: Ugandan president warns citizens

The president of Uganda has issued a public warning to citizens of the central African country: Don’t perform oral sex. Speaking during a televised press conference last week, President Yoweri Museveni spoke of the “wrong practices indulged in and promoted by” groups of non-nationals. “The mouth is for eating, not for sex,” he said, adding: […]

Turkish MPs approve extension of state of emergency for 3 months

The Turkish parliament approved on Wednesday the extension for another three months of the state of emergency, Reuters reported. It was declared after a failed military coup in July 2016. The move means Turkey will hold early June 24 parliamentary and presidential elections, announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier on Wednesday, under the state […]

Schwarzenegger’s head on caterpillar tracks drags down UK lender

Shares in British lender CYBG dropped 7 percent after the bank pledged to increase provisions by $ 498 million for repaying customers mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI). According to CYBG, a mid-sized bank that owns Clydesdale Bank, Yorkshire Bank and the app-based bank B in the UK, an awareness campaign launched by British financial regulatory […]

Putin’s new car crashes… and minister in charge seems happy about it

The long-awaited new Russian presidential car has passed crash tests and is set to become the regular mode of transport for Vladimir Putin, the Russian Industry and Trade minister said. Russia has been developing several cars meant for senior officials and their guard details under the “Kortezh” project since 2012. The project is a matter […]

Russia threatens to block Facebook

Facebook has until the end of 2018 to comply with Russia’s data storage law, or be banned like messenger service Telegram or professional networking website LinkedIn. Read more The law requires all social networks to move data on Russian users to Russia. Facebook is also obliged to remove all prohibited information, according to the head […]

Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial sensitivity training

The world’s biggest coffee company Starbucks has announced that it will close all of its company-owned cafes in the United States for one afternoon on May 29 to educate employees about racial bias. The announcement comes as the company tries to cool tensions following an incident in its Philadelphia store, in which two black men […]

RT ESTABLISHES KHALED ALKHATEB MEMORIAL AWARDS FOR BEST JOURNALISM FROM A CONFLICT ZONE

MOSCOW, APRIL 18— RT is now accepting entries for the inaugural international journalism awards that commemorate RT Arabic freelancer Khaled Alkhateb, who was killed while reporting from Syria. Every year, on the anniversary of his death, RT will honor the most outstanding work by journalists reporting from conflict zones. “Our colleague Khaled is a hero. […]

Here's How to Prevent Thousands of Foot Amputations Each Year

When Melissa Graham gets dressed in the morning, she always puts on a pair of fresh white socks. But it’s not a fashion choice. If her foot temperature rises, the sock fibers send an alert to her phone, prompting her to check out her extremities. Graham has diabetes, and these socks could save her life. […]

How Blockchain Voting Works & Why We Need It

Article was originally posted on CoinCentral. Blockchain Voting Makes Democracy More Transparent There’s a reason why we have to go to a polling place to fill out ballots for our elections. Anonymous ballots are the easiest way to protect the integrity of the vote while also protecting voter privacy at the same time. Digital voting […]